about the Pain Clinic, can't find a doctor that is willing to write for ANY type of pain medication. I am due to have a hip replacement within the next month and see the ortho the 23rd of Feb. Can you give me some suggestions on what I should do as the symptoms get worse. I have a 15 year old that I have to take care of and need to be able to function on a daily basis. Please help.
Can you get records from your doctor in where ever you were before you moved to Florida that document your need for morphine? If you could actually get a referral from your previous doctor to a new one that would be perfect. Or is that the problem, the Pain Clinic you were being seen at isn't reputable. The ortho doctor ought to be able to refer you to a pain specialist or maybe willing to write your scripts while you are under his care.
Just trying to brain storm with you. Have you been to physical therapy to help teach you strengthening and stretching exercises that you can do to help with the pain?
Not sure I totally understand your situation with the Pain Clinic stigma, but hope that I may have helped you a bit,
Hi madukes, I agree with Laurie. As you've probably noticed, the laws regarding narcotic pain meds have really tightened up in Florida. Is there any way you can get your medical files, including x-rays, copies of prescriptions, any documents regarding your condition, sent to you? Have your old doc send you a medical release form to sign. Do you have these records with you? Anything? If you filled your meds at a larger pharmacy, you should be able to at lease get a printout from the same pharmacy in Florida. You need some type of proof you've been on these meds for a while. I would then look for a pain specialist, not a clinic. If anything, he can make a professional courtesy call to the doctor you used to see to verify not only your condition, but the meds prescribed.
Until then, I would do as Laurie suggested. Find some physical therapy. It can help relieve some pain and help strengthen vital muscles. I wish you the very best!!
Thanks, I have everything you all suggested, and every pain clinic we went to so far is giving injections and not filing scripts!!! I have records from 2000 and the physicians are just too scared or I haven't found the right one yet... I think I'm just going to withdraw from these things but am extremely scared because of other medical conditions that I have (Hep. C, COPD, Asthma, and ITP). Anyway, thanks for the help. I don't suggest anyone move to Florida in the middle of a medical condition!!! I never thought this would happen to me... I figured the doctors would wean me, but the last script anyone would write is for 15mg Morphine... and I do have all of my script records from CVS and Walgreens - I keep going to the same ones so that they would have a record...
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